Valerie Harper is an actress known for her roles as Rhoda Morgenstern in the 1970s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Rhoda, and later as Valerie Hogan in Valerie.
Valerie Harper is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and ran for president in the 2001 election, losing to Melissa Gilbert. She served on the Hollywood Board of Directors of SAG.
In 2005 through 2006, Harper portrayed Golda Meir in a US National tour of the one-woman drama Golda’s Balcony. A film of this production was released in 2007.
Valerie Harper played Tallulah Bankhead in the world-premiere production of Matthew Lombardo’s Looped at the Pasadena Playhouse from June 27 to August 3, 2008, and at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in 2009. The play had a brief run on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, from February 2010 (previews) through April 2010.
She played Claire Bremmer, aunt of Susan Delfino (Teri Hatcher), on ABC’s Desperate Housewives in 2011. On September 4, 2013, ABC’s Good Morning America announced Harper had been selected as a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. She is partnered with professional dancer Tristan MacManus.
How Valerie Harper Made Her Money – Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $13 Million
Birthday: August 22, 1939